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CologneOFF V – 5th Cologne Online Film Festival 2009
Margarida Paiva, born in 17.05.1975 in Coimbra, Portugal, is a young artist living and working in Oslo. She received her 5-year degree in plastic arts and sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Porto in 2000. During her studies she has been one-year guest student with a Erasmus grant at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts in Norway where she started to work with video and photo. In 2007, she finished her Master of Fine Arts the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts.
Paiva has been exhibiting regularly in Portugal and Norway, and participating in international video festivals since 2000. Her video works are based on fragmented stories that explore inner states of mind resembling dreams and memories. Melancholy, loneliness and fear are subjects that always remain in these works and are expressed through poetic imagery.
Selected shows: 2007: Art4lux – 3rd European Forum for Emerging Creation – Luxembourg; The 3rd International Short Film Festival – Detmold/Germany; Athens Video Art Festival 07 – Technopolis – Athens/Greece; A Room (with a view) – Arenbergschouwburg – Antwerp/Belgium; Videoformes – XXIIe Intern. Video Art and Media Festival – Clermont-Ferrand/France; 2006: Unimovie – International Video and Short Film Festival – Pescara/Italy; 2005: That Uncomfortable Place Between Beginning and Ending – Hamptons Cinemascope – Hamptons, NY; COURTisane Festival in Ghent, Belgium; Hic et Nunc – San Vito al Tagliamento/Italy; Next Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania; BZZZ Video featured at FIPA in Biarritz, France; 2004: FIAV.04 – Milan, Italy; The 3rd International Kansk Video Festival, Russia; 2003: FIAV.03 – Tavira, Portugal; Break 2.2 Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2002: Oeiras Image Festival, Lisboa.
The Days by Night, 10’, 2006
Nightfall, 5’, 2006
Habit, 5’56’’, 2005
House of Stairs, 2’35’’, 2004
No Subject, 3’40’’, 2002
Margarida Paiva is participating
with her video: No title, 2003, 3:40 in
curated by Agricola de Cologne